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Old 05-21-2014, 03:32 AM   #1
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Default Photo challenge 197 'Old' {May 21, 2014}

We've been all over the place with posting photo challenges lately. I've been away and forgot to ask Sabrina to post a challenge. Well, here comes a new challenge. This challenge is called 'More than 100 years old'. Lets see how old we can get, but no matter what.....it's got to be older than 100. So I can't post a photo of my two surviving aunts, who are each 97 years old. I think this challenge may be easier for people in Europe and Ireland, as you have more history than the Americas.


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My photos......I just took a vacation in The Netherlands. Lots of old buildings there. The first one is the house where my cousin lives. This building started out in the 16th century as a warehouse for potatoes and carrots. Sometime in the 20th century, it was transformed into a dwelling. It is in the town of Dokkum in the north of the country.
Second picture is of an old barn that was converted into a pancake restaurant. Really cool to see the staunchions for the cattle still in place. I'm not sure how old this building is. It is in Oud Aalden
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:55 AM   #2
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I just checked the flyer from the pancake house and see that it was built in 1668, and converted to a restaurant in 1965. Here is a photo of the inside where you can see the cattle staunchions. The next photo is of the windmill in Sleen. This one barely makes the grade, as it was built in 1914 to replace a mill built in 1850 that burned to the ground. The third photo is the farmhouse where my mother was born. I don't know how old it is, but it is the style of the older farmhouses and my mom was born in 1918.
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Two more photos. These are mills in Dokkum, in the northern province of Friesland. The first one is called De Hoop (the hope) and was built in 1849. I climbed to the top floor of this one to take a photo of the second one, which is called Zeldenrust (seldom resting) and was built in 1862.
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Wonderful photos, Ina - thanks for sharing them. The windmills are so amazing looking. And the houses, too - but they at least look a little more like the houses in an old town DH stayed in in Germany a couple of years back.
And yes - I guess we have plenty of "old" here. Walk around Dublin and a whole lot of the buildings would qualify. And bridges...I'm pretty sure I shared a photo of a bridge with rust recently, showing the date it was built.
I'll see what I can come up with for this!
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I like your old buildings. The Eastern states would have old structures more so than the southwest. I am going to try to get up to Flagstaff where there are some old things. In the mean time this is what I have taken. The first one is a Cardon which is similar to a Saguaro. Then two Saguaros that are probably over 100 years old, an Organ Pipe cactus then a Senita cactus. Last is some petrified wood.
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Fascinating photos! I have taken a couple but need to get them uploaded. The petrified wood is amazing - it would just go rotten with the wet here. I always love seeing your cactus photos.
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There are a few photos of things in the house that I'd like to take, but in the meantime I took these on the way to work, two different mornings.

The nearest we have to a windmill in Dublin (there are a couple over near the west coast. The second shot was taken from further down a hill, looking up towards it. You may be able to see St. Patrick on top of it! There's a little bit of information about it in THIS blog post from St. Patrick's Day a few years ago. Allegedly it's the tallest surviving windmill in Europe outside the Netherlands.

Steevens Hospital, founded 1720. It's funny, because there's another old hospital on the same road. St. Patrick's, founded in 1746 with a bequest from Jonathan Swift (of Gulliver's Travels) is still in use, but Steevens is now the administrative centre for the health executive here, and as impractical for that purpose as it would be for a hospital, according to a friend.

Sorry - there are roadworks all along James' Street at the moment (as per my out of season bus stop photo), so that rather spoils the photo of Arthur Guinness' house. I've added a detail shot of the fanlight over the front door, which is very typical buildings of that period. You can even buy calendars featuring Georgian fanlights.
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I don't think I used this bridge in my Rust photos, I think I only used the second-next bridge downriver.
This one was originally called King's Bridge, to commemorate a visit by King George IV in 1821. (Actually, it was only finished in 1828/29, so the date on the front of the bridge is a bit misleading!) It was renamed in 1923, and again in 1941 to Seán Heuston Bridge. It's beside the mainline train station which also used to be called Kingsbridge, now also Heuston Station.

You can see, on the detail shot, the symbols for the different countries in Great Britain - the rose for England, the thistle for Scotland, shamrocks for Ireland which of course was part of it back then, and I am guessing that the wreath thing is probably leeks for Wales. And of course the crown... Many of our old postboxes still have crowns and initials of various British monarchs on them - those dating back to pre-independence. If I think of it, I'll try to find one somewhere.
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the only thing I know of that old is me!
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Hi Lynn, how are you doing? Is your pain under control? I'll bet you could find something old in the city.....what about the old parliament buildings, and how old is Osgood Hall?
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I just checked and see that the library of Osgood Hall was built in 1829.
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I am doing a bit better and got out to Musselman Lake ON,,,here is my OLD picture and a picture of the lake
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How idyllic looking. I just LOVE the first picture.
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Just getting around to making some comments on the photos you ladies have taken. Sabrina, I love how you captured the curve of that bridge and the date is right there too! The other old building photos are good too. You have so much more history in Ireland than we do here in the New World.
Lynn, that is quite a unique old tree. I've heard of Musselman lake, but will have to look at the map to see where it is.
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I forgot about Audrey's photos! You know how I love seeing all your cacti photos! Those old men are just amazing!
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The first one of these is a ruined house on the "island" that is cut off at high tide.

All the rest are from Kylemore Abbey (built as a castle in 1867, bought by an order of Benedictine nuns from Belgium in 1920, run as a school until about 5 years ago). A couple of them would have fit for other challenges but I'm just uploading them all here.
The garden tools are pretty rusty , they're original Victorian tools on display in the restored walled garden.
And the church was built by the same man who built the castle - it's a miniature reproduction of Norwich Cathedral in the UK.
Here's a link to the Kylemore website if you're interested: Home » Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens, Tourist Attraction Ireland, Things To Do Ireland
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